Rural Elderly Women: Application of Human Behavior Theory and Issues for Social Work Education
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
This manuscript is the first attempt to apply human behavior theory to examine emerging trends and issues for rural elderly women. Despite a fair amount of recent descriptive information, there is a need for a cohesive theoretical framework to interpret empirical findings, inform practice, and direct future research inquiry. A multidimensional framework is set forth as a cohesive lens from which to evaluate the literature. The article concludes by outlining the implications for the social work educational curriculum, ethical considerations, and future research needs.
Human behavior, older women, social work education
Sherr, Michael E. and Blumhardt, Fleix C., "Rural Elderly Women: Application of Human Behavior Theory and Issues for Social Work Education" (2002). Social Work Faculty Publications. 52.